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Abud-Darda' (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Whoever commits to memory the first ten Ayat of the Surat Al-Kahf, will be protected from (the trial of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).'' [Muslim]

In another narration, the Messenger of Allah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "(Whoever commits to memory) the last ten Ayat of Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from (the trial of) Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).''

Ad-Dajjal will appear sometime before Yaum-ul-Qiyamah. Allah, the Almighty will give him some supernatural powers the manifestation of which will shake the faith of many people. For this reason, this will be a serious trial. All Prophets (alayhimus-sallam) warned their people against him. Our Prophet (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) also warned us against him and ordered us to guard ourselves from it and strictly advised us to seek Refuge of Allah against it.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (رضي الله عنهما) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’” [Al-Mundhiri رحمة اللہ علیه said, this was narrated by Abu Bakr ibn Mardawayh رحمة اللہ علیه in his Tafseer, with an isnaad with which there was nothing wrong]

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (رضي الله عنه), who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah (Friday), will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).” [Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407]

“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.” [Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Ibn Hajar said in Takhreej al-Adhkaar that this is a hasan hadeeth, and he said, this is the strongest report that has been narrated concerning reading Soorat al-Kahf. See: Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/198]

The soorah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this soorah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.

With most of us on holiday, we have to remind ourselves that holidays should also be "Holy Days."

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Faza'il Zikr
Engage in a few minutes of taleem with your family even while travelling.

Other Travel Tips

Carry these items in your car
1. Sheet/Thin Blanket. Use as blanket for kids, dastarkan and for musallah.

2. Water bottle/badni for istinja.

3. Compass for Qiblah direction. Most smartphones have a compass function. You will need to download a qiblah or compass app.

4. Download a salaat app for your smartphone. This will help calculate salaat times for the place you are going to.

Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said, "No other action of a person can surpass zikr of Almighty Allah in saving him from the punishment in the grave."

According to another hadith, Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) happened to pass by two graves. He said, "The two persons buried in these graves are being punished, one for back-biting and the other for polluting his body with his urine." It is a pity that many of our so-called civilized people regard istinjaa (washing the private parts after urination) as an undignified act, and even redicule it. Some Ulama regard such pollution by urine as a major sin. Ibn Hajar Makki (Rahmatullah alaih) has stated that, according to an authentic hadith, the punishment in the grave is generally due to neglect of cleanliness from urine. It is narrated in one hadith that interrogation in the grave will first be about (pollution with) urine. In short, the punishment of the grave is a very serious affair. Just as some types of sins lead to this affliction, in the same way certain virtuous acts provide special safeguard against it. It is stated in several ahaadith that the recitation of surah Tabarakal lazi , every night guarantees security from the tortures in the grave, as well as from that in the Hell. The effectiveness of zikr in this respect is evident from the above-mentioned hadith.

Extracted from Fazail Zikr by Hazrat Sheikh Zakariyya (Rahmatullah Alayhi)

Important Notes

Our ulema and masha'ikh have suggested these practical points to avoid soiling ourselves with urine whilst going to the toilet.

1. Line the toilet pan/bowl with toilet paper so that "splash back" is eliminated.
2. After urinating, cough a few times to help expel remaining urine in the body.
3. Squeeze the private part to eliminate any urine in it.
4. Hold a piece of tissue paper to your private part for a while. This will help draw out any urine from the urinary tract.

 

The duas of parents in favour of their children are particularly effective. Consider the dua of the mother of Imam Bukhari Rahmatullah Alahyi.

During infancy his father passed away and his mother took on the entire responsibility of bringing him up. Imâm Bukhârî became blind at a young age. He had recourse to many famous and skilled doctors of his time but their treatments made no difference. His mother was a pious worshipper and a righteous woman. She cried out for help in the court of Allâh the Almighty, for her child and begged for the restoration of his eyesight. At last, "the river of mercy flowed over her," and Almighty Allâh accepted her invocation. One night, she visited Ibrâhîm `alayhis-salâm in a dream and was told, "Allâh has restored the sight of your son because of your intense and beautiful invocations." In the morning, as Imâm Bukhârî got up from his bed, glimmers of light reached out into his eyes.

The Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said: “Three prayers are surely answered: the supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveller, and the supplication of the father for his son.”
[Sunan Tirmidhi]

A Warning of Hazrat Sheikh Rahimahullāh – From Faza'il Ramadhan
“Here I must draw your attention to the fact that men as well as women suffer from a bad habit of cursing their children in their anger and affliction. Beware of this. As preordained by Allah, there are certain occasions when whatever prayer be made is immediately answered. So sometimes, due to our own stupidity, the child is cursed and when the effect of that same curse comes upon the child and lands him into a calamity, the parents go about crying and wailing. Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) commanded us not to curse ourselves, our children, possessions, or servants. It is just possible that the curse is uttered at a time when all requests are granted, especially in Ramadhan, which is replete with such special "Mustajaab" (accepted) moments. Hence, in this month, great care should be taken.”

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